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One controversial tactic is employing "corkers," that is, bicyclists who are brave enough to block off car traffic, often holding signs saying "Thanks for Waiting," to keep intersections clear for a large group to pass through against red lights. Because this tactic led to frequent clashes with drivers, the cops essentially became the 'corkers.' Not because they liked Critical Mass, far from it, but purely for reasons of public safety.

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